IWC #1 Sake Brewer of the Year 2019 & 2020 - Heiwa Shuzou
In its 37th year, the International Wine Challenge (IWC) is accepted as the world’s most rigorous, impartial and influential annual wine competition.
With the goal to create the new standard for next generation Sake in Japan, Heiwa Shuzou brings us “KID” Muryozan 30. This sake, which receives its name from the former temple it is now brewed in, is the highest grade and best series of the KID sake lineup. Using Grade A Yamadanishiki from Hyogo and a milling rate of 30%, this rice requires a very sophisticated and delicate technique for every step in the brewing process. Heiwa Shuzo puts forth every ounce of energy to brew this sake to be the most beautiful. Muryozan 30 is elegant, soft and smooth.
Located in a Wakayama valley lies what was once orignally built as a temple, but now stands as Heiwa Shuzou - renamed after the end of the Second Wolrd War (Heiwa 平和 translates to "peace" or "harmony"). While the brewery has been making sake for four generations, the KID brand itself is quite young, only having started production about 10+ years ago.
Classification: Junmai Daiginjo
Polishing Ratio: 30%
Sake Meter Value: -3
Water: Koyasan Nansui
Size: 720 ml